Today, I am reading and commenting on Ezekiel 44-45.
Today’s passage contains a lot that I do not know what to do with, but I did come across a clear warning for us today, and instructions on how to avoid the issue. Ezekiel condemns the people of Israel for bringing uncircumcised people into the Temple. However, the key problem was not that they were uncircumcised, it was that they did not have any real interest in serving God at all. Further, the problem was not so much that they had brought such people into the Temple. The failing was that they had hired such people to manage the Temple. The way I read this, it is a warning against hiring people who do not share our trust and belief in Christ to manage our ministries. If we hope for the organizations we create and the ministries we enter into to serve God we must make sure that those we hire to manage and run them are also dedicated to serving God.